Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 17:57 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Google As expected, Google on Friday announced several new products. "Google Pack, a bundle of software from Google and other companies that was announced by the Web giant on Friday, is aimed squarely at consumers. But Google's goal is to be the front end for everything people do on a computer, and enterprise use is not far off, analysts and solution providers said." Google also enters the video-on-demand business: "Google announced a service Friday that will let people rent or buy downloadable videos online, including classic and contemporary CBS television shows and NBA basketball games."
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Overlooked?
by Brendan on Sun 8th Jan 2006 03:52 UTC
Brendan
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2005-11-16

Hi,

I think people might be overlooking the most interesting part of the bulk pack - Google Updater. A delivery system that is potentially capable of getting software packages onto millions of PCs in a very short amount of time.

How long before commercial software producers start using Google Updater to distribute their products, how much money could Google make by charging these software companies as little as 1% of the sale, and how long before it's combined with DRM so that you can rent software (which disappears automatically if you forget to pay the monthly fee)?

-Brendan

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